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. >> knowing the risks, that authorization came personally from the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen. special forces landed by helicopter setting off a firefight leaving several taliban fighters dead. joseph was airlifted to bagram air base but it came as a price. a service member died of his wounds. the ultimate sacrifice to save the life of an american doctor who otherwise may have been killed. >> ama: military officials say doctor joseph appears to be in good condition. >>> sandhya patel is in for leigh glaser. >> it didn't feel like december, did it? 5-12 degrees warmer than this time of the year. we had two record temperatures to tell you about. live picture from high definition sutro camera. we have clear skies outside and visibility is looking great. check out the temperatures for today. it was warm enough to tie a record in kentfield, oakland airport 66 degree downtown oakland got up to 70 degrees. 71 in napa. 71 in santa rosa. san francisco, 66 degrees. it was 67 on the coast at half month moon bay. antioch, 62 degrees. lots of sunshine, some high clouds from time
area marijuana dispensary wins a battle but conflict between the landlord and u.s. justice department. >> mainly winter time success story. tonight how unfun issued flood control project prevented downtown disaster. explain exactly how it works. >> and how about this one? this is cool look. >>reporter: whether knew buying a dog leash that is much fun except how could it not be when you are getting the help of a forty-niner football he.yer to pick it out for you. >> now to shocking story played out on television in front of the audience. millions of viewers. magician with grew up in chico wayne burned by a a flaming liquid. it is an apparent attack by the show host who may soon be arrested. lindsay davis now with the bizarre story. >> in this death defying scene flames shoot from the head of magician wayne. a moment he says was no magic trick. millions of tv viewers watched as the unscripted prank by a tv host back fired in a horrific way. >> face is burned. >>reporter: now that host is expected to face charges. warrant issued for his arrest. it all started saturday when he was
changing head lane from the international energy agency. they predict the u.s. will be energy independent by 2030. and become the world largest expor exporter of oil surpassing country lake saudi arabia, venzuela, even iran. solar. win. back yard oil boom has changed the global landscape and the landscape in our own back yard. we saw it firsthand in kansas. new technology unearth untapped oil reserve there and across the u.s. the affects already being felt well beyond the gas pump. >> this unconventional revolution in oil and natural gas is already having a big impact on the united states. it is creating something like 1.7 million jobs in the last few years. >>reporter: analyst with moody say for every 50 cents the gas drops this year that creates 350,000 jobs this time next year. that's abc news, new york. >> strike that has paralyze crab fishing off northern california will enter seventh day tomorrow. negotiations to end the dispute over pricing broke off this evening at fisherman wharf without an agreement crab boat owners held several meetings today to discuss oceans. crabbe
on several charges including willful cruelty. >> san jose figure skating star has been named to the u.s. figure skating hall of fame. the 3 time u.s. champion won u.s. pairs title with chrisy back in 1989 and 1990. in 96 he won the u.s. single title in front of hometown crowd at the hp pavilion. fantastic performance. he retired after earning a bronze medal at the 1996 world championship. 43-year-old man now coaches skating in san jose. congratulations to rudy. >> well still to come here. stanford researchers take technology back to the basics. coming up. in0vaivt tool helping millions of people feel their future. i'll explain. >> plus look what happens when determined little girl takes on determined little girl takes on a giant toy >> also any. woman anguish plea strike as nerve. tonight the tragedy in connecticut one mother perspective on the sz.stion of mental >> school security is on the minds of many in the wake of the school shooting at sandy hook elementary elementary. in millbrae security measures updated regularly. lock to each classroom changed just a year ago. >>
to adopt russian child russian president putin signed a bill this morning that bans u.s. adoptions. it also stops dozens of adoptions already under way. now the ban is believed to be in retaliation for a u.s. law that calls for sanctions against russian officials over human rights violations. >> chinese government unveiled tirt internet censorship rules. internet users in china required to log on with the first and last name and list of forbidden web sthit already include facebook twitter and you tube has now been expanded. government is also ordering service providers to delete postings on message boards that might be viewed as critical of the chinese communist party. >> in maine law legalizing same sex marriage just went into effect about 30 minutes ago. city hall in portland opened at midnight give out the first marriage license. voters approved gay marriage in november in maine. similar law in maryland takes effect january 1st couple days from now. already legal in washington state. those 3 states were the if is to approve gay marriage by popular vote. >> just ahead here
] >> not when a company turns out quarter of a million cookies every single day. >> the u.s. wants to buy u.s. food, shipping to japan, taiwan and we have to increase the made in u.s.a. symbol. >> so too good gourmet, a little sugar, spice, flour and a boss that works the way some of us eat cookies. >> she never stops. >> sorry. >> can't help yourself. >> i can't. >> and cookies keep coming. wayne freedman, "abc 7 news." >>> i bet you are hungry now. south korea has elected first female leader in more than a thousand years. we'll hear from a bay area man. and president obama promising swift action in the aftermath of the connecticut school tragedy. a solution that involves more than just gun control. >> tis the season to write letters to santa and the president. you may be >> larry: good evening, president obama says words need to lead to action. he is putting gun control on the top of his agenda. the story from mark matthews. >> reporter: the president started by saying this task force will produce change. >> this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months
certainly familiar with bay area law enforcement. appointment effective on saichlts u.s. bank brokerage firm say they are doing everything they can to prepare for a threatened cyberattack called project p.m. blitzkrieg. software security firm says it has evidence that a well planned attack by eastern european hacker could happen this spring if not some time sooner. it says they began planting malicious software last april. mcfee says 5 million dollars already stolen in what amounted to basically a test run of this operation blitzkrieg german for lightning war. bank of america risk management department says it's operating under the assumes an attack will take place and defend itself accordingly. >> big news out of washington. susan rice has pulled her name out of consideration to be the secretary of state. withdrawal remavs a major source of tension between the white house and congressional republicans. here's tm jake tapper. >> in a letter to the president today u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice wrote quote the posts of secretary of state should never be politica po
deported from guatemala where he was being held in a detention center as he fought extradition to belize. u.s. federal officials whether he will be questioned or detained in the united states. they say there is no active arrest warrant that would justify taking him into custody. >>> to syria where the government fired scud missiles at rebels in a significant eggs escalation of the two-year war. syria says five people died in a bombing attack on the ministry's headquarters in damascus. rebels fighting to overthrow assad have been moving closer to the capital. all of this comes as more than a hundred countries including the united states recognize the rebels as the legitimate representative of syria. this move opens the way to greater humanitarian assistance and possibly even military aide to the forces fighting assad. >>> israel's ambassador to denmark is telling jews not to wear religious symbols in copenhagen in rising anti-sentiment. there has been serious attacks on israeli embassy and several incidents in the neighborhood of a synagogue. >> we are learning that the plane top superstar jen
sides in the u.s. important ally seemed to back away. >>> in san francisco, demonstrators rallied of president morsi's power grab. they didn't want him removed from office but his actions are not how a democracy should be run. >> not accepting what is done by president morsi. we wanted more equality for all egyptians not just the muslim brotherhood. >> some of the powers granted them, power to declare emergency laws and immunity to trials. >> state consumer advocates, shipment of toxic toys from china will not be used for gifts. they seized a shipment worth $18,000. the toys contain toxic levels of a chemical that is used the in making rubber and plastics. it's especially dangerous to small chin. it's been linked to birth defects. >> and tonight marks the first day of hanukkah. hundreds packed union square to watch the menorah mark the holiday. seven more will be list through december 15th. this is the 37th year menorah lighting. >> a new theory how the dinosaurs were wiped out the face of the earth. it involves the volcano. we'll tell you what may have happened 65 million years a
she will not testify about the terrorist attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi which took the life of ambassador creation stevens and three others. the report is set to be released early in the week and her testimony was highly anticipated. >> clinton is expected to retire as secretary of state in the next few weeks. abc news has learned that the president will nominate john kerry to take her place. he became the front-runner when susan rice withdraw from the race. >> some rain today. >> we've quite a bit. mainly light rain. it's been cold, only in the mid to upper 40s around here. here look from vollmer peak cam, west towards san francisco. bay bridge and holiday lights in the embarcadero. we are actually seeing just a little bit of light rain picking up new showers north of golden gate bridge. you can see santa rosa, northward towards cloverdale. earlier this evening, scattered showers across much of the bay area but that has burned on towards the south. this is what i'm talking about, cloverdale down to windsor, santa rosa picking up showers. rohnert park and adobe road and peta
but did you know the u.s. postal service does do. they have been delivering mail on the christmas for the past three years. she dresses the part on december 25th and feels like santa when they answer the door. >> when their children at home, you get to see them. there is those smiles on the face and santa is really delivering on christmas day. >> dan: isn't that great. they only deliver express mail on christmas and nancy has been an employee at the robertsville post office for 28 years. neither rain, nor sleet will symptom nancy. >> we don't have to feed reindeer either. here is a look at live, it's raining here in san francisco as you can see on the live camera shot. wetter in some areas than in others. much of the day we had most concentrated in the north bay. you can see life doppler despite the fact have an approaching area of rainfall, things have calmed down there quite a bit. santa rosa was getting drenched earlier in the day but you see nice breaks across the north bay. there is more lurking offshore. down in the central part of the viewing area over to the east bay weed
the post christmas travel rush. more storms could snarl air traffic in the northeastern u.s. and again here in the bay area. >> the weather is bringing snow and lots of it to sierra. canes are mandatory on all mountain highways. here is a view from donner lake. two tow trucks are only cars on the road. lanes were full of traffic around 67 but cars are moving. it's making ski resorts very happy. a foot and a half fell in sierra and more is adding to the total. a view from heavenly valley resort. >>> we would like you to share your weather video or pictures with us, send them to ureport or share them with us on our facebook page or on twitter. >>> tonight the debate over how to prevent gun violence like the newtown shooting is heeding up. head of nra did not back down from the comments made last week appearing on sunday morning talk shows, he stood by the nra's requests for armed guards in school. he says the problem is not guns but criminals that carry out violence. dianne feinstein plans to introduce legislation to reinstall the weapons ban in 2004. >> still ahead, a major work stoppage at
destruction. >> fort lauderdale men in custody. accused of plotting to detonate a bomb in the u.s. homeland. 2 men brothers are identified as naturalize citizen from his pakistan. sources tell thus was not a sting. and theounger brother had been in contact with over seas radical. possibly connected to al qaeda. indictment accuses the men of attempting to provide lodging communication equipment and transportation in conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. and sources say the fbi found evidence the younger brother had been monitoring recent fbi sting cases so authorities say infiltrating the alleged conspiracy with a non-starter. . back to you. >> 3 people are dead after a series of violent attacks in wyoming. police say it all started off campus of cast par college with where man killed the woman. he then drove to the science building killed a faculty member in front of the students then committed suicide. witness told police the killer used a bow and arrow. he was not a student. police say he knew the victims although they have not said washington the relationship wa was. >
add bird stricken u.s. airway jet in the hudson river. riff's department is being criticized for wanting to buy an unmanned drone. sheriff's department calls it an unmanned aerial system. 7 news reporter mark matthews tonight with reaction from brave situation rates groups who are afraid the deputy will use this technology to spy on people. >>reporter: thinks the 31,000 dollar unmanned aerial vehicle at the alameda county sheriff's department wants to buy. neat little shechbility even according to the critic. >> just cutest little toy i can possibly imagine. >>reporter: told the supervisors she's opposed to the did he advice. aclu attorney called it a threat to brave situation. >> just because we walk out walk out doors sometimes doesn't mean that we surrender the right to make sure that the government doesn't collect and stock pile detailed personalize information about our whereabouts. >>reporter: inexpensive system with camera is different than a sheriff helicopter precisely because of the low cost. aclu fears affordability will lead to abuse. but are we already t
. in violation of federal law. in court today the assistant u.s. attorney said they cancel popcorn there. sell candy there but can not use the property for any illegal purpose. as a result the landlord are asking the judge to force the dispensary to stop medley. attorney for the oakland landlord says his client feels she has no choice. >> it's a serious issue. it's a forfeiture action. she could lose the building. >>reporter: harbor side rented the oakland property for 6 years. city officials feel the federal crack down comes too late in the game. oakland is taking the unprecedented step of suing saying the feds have promised to leave dispensary alone. if they are obeying state and local laws. >> what they are trying to do is we are going to suit down dispensary and all you patients too bad. tough luck. do you believe this too bad. >> it's in the right. just not right. like taking away walgreens. i compare to it that. >>reporter: the u.s. attorney office says because this is pending litigation they have no comment. there's no time table for the june to rule and the doors to har
makes bail she must have an alcohol detecting device placed on her body and stop driving. >>> a u.s. postal work fresh san bruno under arrest for stealing thousands of pieces of mail and using stolen credit cards. the police say that romeo natan stashed bags of mail in his home to find unused credit cards. he was cause outing credit cards and accused of giving others to friends. he faces up to seven years in prison for identity theft and possession of stolen property. >>> coming up, a deadly snowstorm that pounded the midwest is is on the move tonight. the latest on its path. >>> and dramatic images as nearly three dozen tornadoes tear up parts of the south. you will hear from a woman who found herself trapped in the middle of the storm. >>> also a story of bad luck that turned into good fortune and a >>> much of the nation is still realing from a powerful storm that has left some of the midwest under whiteout conditions and sparked dozens of tornadoes in the southeast. >> he, my god, we need to go. we need to hour arer hurry up t past here. >> it struck christmas night in texas, al
takes a look back. nishtion 1 1990 norman was a little known u.s. army general looking ahead to retime. then iraq dictator hussein invaded neighboring kuwait and storming norman was a household name. he turned into the face of the u.s. led counter attack. called operation desert storm to evict iraqi invaders. >> impossible to say how long it will take. let me put it this way it's going to take as long as it takes for the iraqi to get out of the kuwait and united nations resolution to be enforced. >>reporter: 6 week campaign of bomb boardment routing iraqi in 100 hours. >> now it lacks like the air force and now navy being told to get out of the war completely. >>reporter: he was a west point graduate who spent his whole career in the army. war hero in vietnam where he earned 3 silver stars, 3 bronze stars and 2 purple hearts. he returned from the persian gulf a national hero. president bush presented him with the medal of freedom for service to the country. he was called a true american patriots and one of the great military leaders of his generation. in retirement the genera
u.s. fish wild life service and found golf was not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the california red legged frog and the san francisco garther snake. >> rate now in the south bay police try to contact owner of high end used car confinement lot who disappeared wall dozens of luxury vehicle. we first brought you the story last night at 11:00. car owners are converging on sunnyvale motors looking for answers and their cars. lot has been empty since at least sunday and the owner can't be found. saint veil motorist sold considers on consignment for owner whose turned over the pink slip to expedite sales. >> car worth do you think. >> 40,000. >>reporter: 40,000? >> yes. >> just in disbelief. they correspondent belief they got swindled. sad to listen to the stories. >>reporter: mechanic at nearby shop says many cars were towed off the sunnyvale motor lot last friday. tow truck company said they were taken to auctio auction. the charges filed against sunnyvale owner at least not yet. >> oakland certainly had more than its fair share of crime but what happened
in washington. flag at the u.s. capitol was lowered to half staff today as was the flag at the white house where president obama went on national television to offer his condolences. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful also kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them birthdays graduations, weddings and kid of their own. among the fallen were also teachers. men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today. >> emotional statement from the president. it's difficult from even the president to express with words how devastating and upsetting the tragedy is. 7 news reporter wayne with the moments of raw emotion. >>reporter: this is the day when the names sandy hook elementary ask and newtown, connecticut changed forever. once obscure they are now infamous. >> like you read it in the paper. see it in the news you are like my god that poor family then you have
street. this is video. man walked into a u.s. bank branch and passed a teller a note demanding cash. it was believed that the man was armed. >> chp officers face quite an unusual challenge new england marin county today. how to free a driver who wedged his car on to a bike path. the elderly driver was trying to get on highway 101 near green bray but got confused. he drove on to a bike path and found himself completely stuck. >> vehicle wedged itself in pretty well. so we actually had to pull witness a tow truck and once free another officer was able to get in the driver seat and back the vehicle out. >>reporter: officer had to scratch and scrape the car to willing it loose but it worked. he backed out after that. 8 87-year-old driver told abc 7 news he was on his way to get an eye exam at the department of motor vehicle and he made a wrong turn. poor guy. nobody hurt. >> let's go back and talk more to expense we are the weather forecast. temperature really dropping tonight. >> yes drop sharply tonight. very, very cold weather for all the bay area but especially up in the no
with other international troops in afghanistan. u.s. other nato troops sat down for a special meal on christmas ev eve. they attend add christmas mass and candle light schlts the troops are based at high security compound at kabul international airport. many soldiers realize even though we would like to be with our family we realize the importance to be here. we believe. >> yes i feel in a little home sick. wish i could be with family an friends. time of year where everybody gets together. >>reporter: nato troops helping afghan force assume full responsibility for the country security after 2014. wish all those soldiers and marines happy holiday. >>> well just ahead here. want to show the christmas spirit right now? you can lend a hand and help out a toy drive where volunteers working very late in this christmas eve. >> and new test that letsd you learn about the an says industry of your cat. how it works and how much music's, ready ! share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. hi. e
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